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Newsletter №1 published by EU-funded Programme for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Man-made and Natural Disasters in the ENPI East Region (PPRD East)
The PPRD East Team thanks all involved partners for great cooperation in 2011 and wishes them success in all their undertakings in 2012!
This edition contains
• PPRD East Steering Committee approved working plan for the Development phase • Exchange of Experts Programme • Stakeholders from the Partner Countries get acquainted with the European Civil Protection Mechanism • PPRD East Partner Countries start exercise planning process • PPRD East facilitates cooperation in solving potential environmental problems in Ukraine • The communication workshop on developing common approach to the prevention-aimed regional communication strategy • The International NATO Partnership For Peace Exercise CODRII 2011
Minsk Kyiv Chisinau
Azerbaijan Belarus Georgia Moldova Ukraine
Tbilisi Yerevan Baku
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PPRD East Steering Committee approved working plan for the Development phase
assessment and mapping, civil protection capacity building, improvement of legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks in the Partner Countries, and preventionaimed population awareness raising. Bringing the Partner Countries progressively closer to the European Civil Protection Mechanism is a cross-cutting goal of all activity areas. Main activities of the Development Phase include collection and analysis of existing information on risk mapping and preparing the Regional Hazard/Risk Assessment Policy based on the EU Risk Assessment Guidelines, conduction of the European Civil Protection Mechanism infodays in all countries, regional seminar on the exercise planning methodology and initial planning conference for the table top exercises, regional workshop on the communication strategy, starting of the governmental environmental emergency pilot projects (GEEP), initial analysis of the civil protection capacities of the Partner Countries and other events of regional character. e next Steering Committee is scheduled for the end of June 2012, preferably back-to-back with the 4th European Civil Protection Forum.
he Steering Committee of the EUfunded Programme on Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in the ENPI East Region (PPRD East) consisting of Directors General of the Civil Protection Authorities of the Eastern Partnership Countries and the EU Member States and representatives of the European Commission on its first meeting on 9 June in Brussels has discussed and has approved the proposed PPRD East workplan for the Development Phase (July 2011 - June 2012). The implementation of the working plan will be done in four activity areas: risk
This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of the PPRD East Team and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.
Background information: The European Civil Protection Mechanism: The main role of the European Civil Protection Mechanism is to facilitate co-operation in civil protection assistance interventions in the event of major emergencies which may require urgent response actions. This applies also to situations where there may be an imminent threat of such major emergencies. regulatory and organizational frameworks for civil protection of the EU Member States and the best practices of the Partner Countries themselves. the work of the European Civil Protection teams. preparedness and response. The Guidelines in English and Russian. are available for download on this page. non-governmental and international organisations were given detailed presentations of the European Civil Protection Mechanism work procedures. During the group work submission of a request of assistance through T European Civil Protection he PPRD East Programme invites the Partner Countries to consider the possibility of using the Exchange of Experts Programme in view to enhance the national capacities in the field of disaster prevention. The Information Days were concluded by explaining in detail the PPRD East Programme activities aimed at bringing Partner Countries closer to the European Civil Protection Mechanism. its structure. As separate items. This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The main goal of this event conducted by the PPRD East Programme in cooperation with the EU-trained experts from Latvia and Lithuania was to raise participants’ awareness about the European Civil Protection Mechanism. During the Information Days the participants representing national ministries. The PPRD East team asks all interested specialists to use the standard Request form (available for download in English and Russian). Civil Protection Modules and issues of the Host Nation Support were highlighted at the Infodays. the Programme is ready to organize targeted assistance missions or exchanges of experts aimed at enhancing the quality of civil protection services in the Country. Georgia. The PPRD East Partner Countries highlighted a strong interest in the institutional. n order to better introduce the European Civil Protection Mechanism to the Partner Countries the Mechanism Information days were held in Armenia. agencies. The Mechanism Information Day in Ukraine on 31 January 2012 will complete series of these events. capabilities and its missions to the PPRD East Partner Countries.2 I Stakeholders from the Partner Exchange Countries get acquainted with of Experts the European Civil Protection Programme Mechanism the Mechanism and procedures for receiving such assistance (Host Nation Support) were simulated. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of the PPRD East Team and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union. Azerbaijan. It is therefore a tool that enhances EU co-operation in civil protection matters. capabilities and opportunities. The PPRD East Exchange of Experts programme is there to support the Partner Countries in solving their prioritized national issues and ensuring their stronger resilience against disasters. Prev page Next page . Moldova and Belarus. including the detailed terms and conditions for requesting and implementing the exchange of experts. Following a request for exchange of experts received from a National Programme Coordinator of a PPRD East Partner Country. work modalities.
O PPRD East facilitates cooperation in solving potential environmental problems in Ukraine n 16 November 2011 the first meeting of an international Working Group focused on problems of prevention of man-made and environmental transboundary emergency situation due to the negative changes of environment in Kalush industrial and living agglomeration was held at the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources in Kiev. The seminar was followed by the initial planning conference for all four tabletop exercises. such as EU Delegation. The meeting launched the process of implementing recommendations of the Round Table on Kalush issues coorganised on 30-31 August 2011 by the PPRD East Programme and the National Institute for Strategic Studies (NISS).05. Prev page Next page . the exercise programme was opened by the methodological seminar.3 PPRD East Partner Countries start exercise planning process PPRD East Table Top Exercise Calender 26-30. local authorities and research institutions agreed to work out concrete steps during the next two weeks. conducting and evaluation of the civil protection table-top and field exercises. UNDP and ENVSEC (a multilateral Environment and Security initiative) – took part of the meeting and declared their willingness to support efforts of the Ukrainian Government to solve Kalush issues as soon as possible.2013 – – – – forest fires earthquake technogenic disaster floods Tentative dates agreed by the participants of the Initial Planning Conference in Kyiv. technical support and other main issues. flood. Preparedness and Response to manmade and natural disasters in the ENPI East Region (PPRD East) and outlines of four table-top exercise scenarios were the main outcomes of the seminar and planning conference. In order to achieve better and identical understanding of processes of planning. which will help national authorities in setting up coordination mechanisms and finding funding solutions for the most urgent environmental emergency problems. Commonly agreed concept of the exercises in the framework of the EU funded Programme for the Prevention. conducting and evaluating exercises. There the establishment of a Working Group has been proposed. The Working Group is led by the Head of Department of ecological safety of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Aleksander Sokolov.2013 20-24.11. During the first Working Group meeting the participants representing different stakeholders from governmental sector. Participants mentioned that this meeting confirmed the united will of various Ukrainian authorities to work together and achieve tangible results.02. Moldova and Ukraine convened on 5-9 December in Kyiv. The meeting was organised and facilitated by the EU funded Programme for the Prevention.11. The seminar and initial planning conference were conducted and facilitated by civil protection experts from Estonia and Ukraine. to share their experience and get familiarised with the EU methodology of planning. Each of those exercises will concentrate on most likely disaster in respective area: earthquake. Preparedness and Response to natural and man-made Disasters (PPRD East) together with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources. Disaster managers from Partner Countries had an opportunity to present their national civil protection exercise systems. venue. The major information + stream video is available on www. with the main objective to develop a “road map” for concerted actions in order to improve situation in Kalush. 8-9 December D isaster managers and civil protection exercise planners from Armenia. The Round Table and meeting on Kalush were the first in the series of the governmental environmental emergency pilot projects. GeorgiaAzerbaijan. having substantial experience in real missions and exercises. to learn the experience of organisation of exercises in the framework of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.2013 4-8. International organizations. forest fires and chemical accident. which will enable starting more detailed planning. starting in autumn 2012. Jean-François Moret of the EU Delegation in Kiev stated that the results of the Working Group meeting are encouraging.if. The PPRD East working plan foresees organisation of four table-top and one field exercise. involving civil protection assets from all six Partner Countries. Belarus. The planning conference resulted in drafting exercise scenarios and agreeing on time. Ukraine-Belarus. Azerbaijan.2012 18-22. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of the PPRD East Team and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union. Mr. which would be played between pairs of neighbouring Partner Countries (Georgia-Armenia.ua This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. to discuss and agree upon common concept and main elements of the table-top and field exercises to be held during the implementation phase of the PPRD East programme.vikna. Ukraine. Georgia. UkraineMoldova).
Communication expert of the PPRD East Programme V. rhilbert@eptisa. 4/26. jjutkevits@eptisa. about 1300 participants from NATO members and partner nations (which included all PPRD East Partner Countries) have practiced procedures and capabilities. Participants of the regional working group on information and communications discussed prospects of activity within a framework of future regional communication strategy and proposals on future action items in communication plan for 2012-2014. laying the ground for development of the commonly agreed communication strategy. in order to ensure that the Programme results are disseminated to the widest possible audience. The survey was summed up and discussed at the focus group session. Fax: +38 044 2341891 Key Experts: Jevgeni Jutkevits. During a roundtable discussion. The next workshop will take place in February 2012 and will focus on developing the regional communication strategy. Office 25 Kyiv 01030 Ukraine Tel. Georgia. The exercise also contributed to strengthening the stricken nation’s capability to effectively coordinate emergency management operations. After making himself familiar with the exercise goals and set-up he discussed with the EADRCC officials involvement of the PPRD East communication component into the further NATO PfP exercises. This will serve to further promotion and strengthening. Kuznietsov participated in the Exercise CODRII 2011 as an observer. Therefore the main goal of the first communication PPRD East workshop was to discuss and develop common approach within specialists of press-services of Emergency Service Authorities. But means and experience for organizing campaigns aimed at raising people’s awareness about emergencies and Civil Protection differ from country to country. journalists of national media and experts in communication with the public from all Partner Countries to the goals and methods of the prevention-aimed regional communication strategy. john.vijgen@ihpa. The four-person Key Experts team is based in Eptisa office in Kyiv.4 The workshop on developing common approach to the prevention-aimed regional communication strategy • to develop common understanding on the preparation of the prevention-aimed regional communication strategy for 2012-2014 • to form a regional working group for future activities The workshop on developing common approach to the regional communication strategy was held on 8-9 November 2011 in Tbilisi.com Radovan Hilbert. the sustainability of the Programme’s outputs.: +38 044 2341844. vkuznietsov@eptisa. Bldg. Communication Expert. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of the PPRD East Team and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union. in order to improve nations’ ability to respond to a disaster.info Volodymyr Kuznietsov. Through this exercise. The 4-year (2010 – 2014) Project is implemented by the Consortium Photo roll This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union.. The main objectives of the communication workshop were • to discuss existing awareness raising activities in each Partner Country he International NATO PFP Exercise CODRII 2011 was an emergency management field exercise organized by the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) in cooperation with the Civil Protection and Emergency Situations Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova and was held from 27 August to 2 September 2011 in the vicinity of the capital city Chisinau. GIS Expert. In their presentations participants gave a review of the situation with public awareness in the field of civil protection in each of the Partner Countries. participants suggested subjects of information campaigns and possible models in order to upgrade people’s access to knowledge about Civil Protection and skills of safe behaviour in Partner Countries.com The International NATO Partnership For Peace (PFP) Exercise CODRII 2011 T E ffective communication is critical to the successful implementation of the PPRD East Programme. Prev page Start .com John Vijgen. Office: Pyrogova St. Team Leader. Civil Protection Expert.
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